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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29431647/neural-mechanisms-for-adaptive-learned-avoidance-of-mental-effort
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Asako Mitsuto Nagase, Keiichi Onoda, Jerome Clifford Foo, Tomoki Haji, Rei Akaishi, Shuhei Yamaguchi, Katsuyuki Sakai, Kenji Morita
Humans tend to avoid mental effort. Previous studies have demonstrated this tendency using various demand-selection tasks; participants generally avoid options associated with higher cognitive demand. However, it remains unclear whether humans avoid mental effort adaptively in uncertain and non-stationary environments, and if so, what neural mechanisms underlie this learned avoidance and whether they remain the same irrespective of cognitive-demand types. We addressed these issues by developing novel demand-selection tasks where associations between choice options and cognitive-demand levels change over time, with two variations using mental arithmetic and spatial reasoning problems (29:4 and 18:2 males:females)...
February 5, 2018: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29414555/specificity-of-electroclinical-features-in-the-diagnosis-of-ring-chromosome-20
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A B Gago-Veiga, R Toledano, I García-Morales, M A Pérez-Jiménez, J Bernar, A Gil-Nagel
BACKGROUND: Ring chromosome 20 (R20) syndrome is a chromosomal disorder characterized mainly by drug-resistant frontal lobe seizures, recurrent nonconvulsive status epilepticus (NCSE), and typical EEG features. The aim of this study was to investigate if this triad is common and specific to all patients with R20. METHODS: In this cross-sectional study (from 2000 to 2011), we selected patients who fulfilled at least two out of three criteria: drug-resistant frontal lobe seizures, recurrent NCSE, and characteristic electroencephalography (EEG) features...
February 2, 2018: Epilepsy & Behavior: E&B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29411521/words-fail-lesion-symptom-mapping-of-errors-of-omission-in-post-stroke-aphasia
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Qi Chen, Erica Middleton, Daniel Mirman
Impaired object naming is a core deficit in post-stroke aphasia, which can manifest as errors of commission - producing an incorrect word or a non-word - or as errors of omission - failing to attempt to name the object. Detailed behavioural, computational, and neurological investigations of errors of commission have played a key role in the development of neurocognitive models of word production. In contrast, the neurocognitive basis of omission errors is radically underspecified despite being a prevalent phenomenon in aphasia and other populations...
February 6, 2018: Journal of Neuropsychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29378347/extraventricular-neurocytoma-in-the-left-frontal-lobe-a-case-report-and-literature-review
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Fan Chen, Rihua Jin, Xinmin Wu, Zengping Dong, Dawei Chen
BACKGROUND: Neurocytoma is a rare brain neoplasm of neuroepithelial origin that predominantly occurs in the ventricular system adjacent to the interventricular foramen and septum pellucidum. However, extraventricular neurocytoma is an extremely rare entity with poor clinical, radiological, and histopathological characterization. Herein, we report a case of an extraventricular parafalcine neurocytoma in the left frontal lobe. OBJECTIVES: This study will compile and examine reported cases of extraventricular neurocytoma in an attempt to provide an up-to-date summary of the condition...
January 25, 2018: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29375045/increased-gene-expression-of-selected-vesicular-and-glial-glutamate-transporters-in-the-frontal-cortex-in-rats-exposed-to-voluntary-wheel-running
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J Graban, N Hlavacova, D Jezova
Though positive effects of exercise on mood and well being are well recognised, the central regulatory mechanisms are still not fully understood. The present study was aimed to testing the hypothesis that voluntary wheel running activates the gene expression of glutamate transporters in the brain cortex of rats. The animals were assigned to the control and voluntary wheel running groups. Voluntary wheel running rats had free access to a stainless steel activity wheel for 3 weeks. The daily running distance gradually increased to 6...
October 2017: Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology: An Official Journal of the Polish Physiological Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29374242/population-coding-of-grasp-and-laterality-related-information-in-the-macaque-fronto-parietal-network
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Jonathan A Michaels, Hansjörg Scherberger
Preparing and executing grasping movements demands the coordination of sensory information across multiple scales. The position of an object, required hand shape, and which of our hands to extend must all be coordinated in parallel. The network formed by the macaque anterior intraparietal area (AIP) and hand area (F5) of the ventral premotor cortex is essential in the generation of grasping movements. Yet, the role of this circuit in hand selection is unclear. We recorded from 1342 single- and multi-units in AIP and F5 of two macaque monkeys (Macaca mulatta) during a delayed grasping task in which monkeys were instructed by a visual cue to perform power or precision grips on a handle presented in five different orientations with either the left or right hand, as instructed by an auditory tone...
January 26, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29343928/exploration-of-lower-frequency-eeg-dynamics-and-cortical-alpha-asymmetry-in-long-term-rajyoga-meditators
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Kanishka Sharma, Sushil Chandra, Ashok Kumar Dubey
Background: Rajyoga meditation is taught by Prajapita Brahmakumaris World Spiritual University (Brahmakumaris) and has been followed by more than one million followers across the globe. However, rare studies were conducted on physiological aspects of rajyoga meditation using electroencephalography (EEG). Band power and cortical asymmetry were not studied with Rajyoga meditators. Aims: This study aims to investigate the effect of regular meditation practice on EEG brain dynamics in low-frequency bands of long-term Rajyoga meditators...
January 2018: International Journal of Yoga
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29335082/-a-comparative-analysis-of-anti-n-methyl-d-aspartate-receptor-encephalitis-with-or-without-abnormal-findings-on-cranial-magnetic-resonance-imaging
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Jian-Zhao Zhang, Qian Chen, Ping Zheng, Li-Na Xie, Xiao-Li Yi, Hai-Tao Ren, Jian Yang
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the clinical features of children with anti-N-methyl-D-aspartate receptor (anti-NMDAR) encephalitis with normal or abnormal cranial magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) findings via a comparative analysis. METHODS: A retrospective analysis was performed for the clinical data of 33 children with anti-NMDAR encephalitis. The clinical features and prognosis were compared between the children with normal and abnormal cranial MRI findings. RESULTS: In the 33 children with anti-NMDAR encephalitis, the most common initial symptoms were seizures (61%) and involuntary movement (61%), followed by language disorder (54%), mental and behavioral abnormalities (52%), and disturbance of consciousness (30%)...
January 2018: Zhongguo Dang Dai Er Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Contemporary Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332740/an-electromyographic-analysis-of-selected-asana-in-experienced-yogic-practitioners
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Kathleen Kelley, Katherine Slattery, Kaitlyn Apollo
The purpose of this study was to assess electromyographic (EMG) output of the anterior tibialis (TA), medial head of the gastrocnemius (GA), rectus femoris (RF), bicep femoris (BF), and gluteus medius (GM) in experienced yogic practitioners during selected yoga asana. A secondary purpose was to examine the differences in EMG output in unilateral V. bilateral standing yoga asana. The study was a single occasion descriptive design. Thirteen healthy yoga practitioners (1 male, 12 females, average age of 37.5) with more than five years of experience were recruited...
January 2018: Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29311665/hippocampal-dysfunction-in-the-pathophysiology-of-schizophrenia-a-selective-review-and-hypothesis-for-early-detection-and-intervention
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J A Lieberman, R R Girgis, G Brucato, H Moore, F Provenzano, L Kegeles, D Javitt, J Kantrowitz, M M Wall, C M Corcoran, S A Schobel, S A Small
Scientists have long sought to characterize the pathophysiologic basis of schizophrenia and develop biomarkers that could identify the illness. Extensive postmortem and in vivo neuroimaging research has described the early involvement of the hippocampus in the pathophysiology of schizophrenia. In this context, we have developed a hypothesis that describes the evolution of schizophrenia-from the premorbid through the prodromal stages to syndromal psychosis-and posits dysregulation of glutamate neurotransmission beginning in the CA1 region of the hippocampus as inducing attenuated psychotic symptoms and initiating the transition to syndromal psychosis...
January 9, 2018: Molecular Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29258410/different-cortical-source-activation-patterns-in-children-with-attention-deficit-hyperactivity-disorder-during-a-time-reproduction-task
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Shiva Khoshnoud, Mousa Shamsi, Mohammad Ali Nazari, Scott Makeig
Several neurocognitive studies have indicated that children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) exhibit cognitive deficits in perceptual timing functions; however, only a few electroencephalographic studies have investigated their time reproduction abilities. In the present research, 15 children with ADHD were studied along with 19 age-matched control subjects (aged 7-11 years) as they attempted to reproduce shorter (1000 ms) and longer (2200 ms) time intervals. Trial-mean event-related potential (ERP) and event-related spectral perturbation measures were used to compare the electroencephalography (EEG) source-level activity patterns of the ADHD and control subjects during the time-encoding and reproduction phases...
December 19, 2017: Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29239656/attentional-effects-of-hand-proximity-occur-later-in-older-adults-evidence-from-event-related-potentials
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Catherine L Reed, Summer N Clay, Abigail O Kramer, David S Leland, Alan A Hartley
Research with young adults has shown hand proximity biases attention both early (by the time stimuli are categorized as relevant for action) and later, selectively for goal-relevant-stimuli. We examined age-related changes in this multisensory integration of vision and proprioception by comparing behavior and event-related potentials (ERPs) between younger and older adults. In a visual detection task, the hand was placed near or kept far from target and nontarget stimuli matched for frequency and visual features...
December 2017: Psychology and Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29118108/network-configurations-in-the-human-brain-reflect-choice-bias-during-rapid-face-processing
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Tao Tu, Noam Schneck, Jordan Muraskin, Paul Sajda
Network interactions are likely to be instrumental in processes underlying rapid perception and cognition. Specifically, high-level and perceptual regions must interact to balance pre-existing models of the environment with new incoming stimuli. Simultaneous EEG/fMRI allows for the temporal characterization of brain-network interactions combined with improved anatomical localization of regional activity. In this paper we use simultaneous EEG/fMRI and multivariate dynamical systems (MDS) analysis to characterize network relationships between constitute brain areas that reflect a subject's choice for a face versus non-face categorization task...
November 8, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29115706/seizure-susceptible-brain-regions-in-glioblastoma-identification-of-patients-at-risk
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N Cayuela, M Simó, C Majós, X Rifà-Ros, J Gállego Pérez-Larraya, P Ripollés, N Vidal, J Miró, F Gil, M Gil-Gil, G Plans, F Graus, J Bruna
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: The main aim of this study was to identify which patients with glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) have a higher risk of presenting seizures during follow-up. METHODS: Patients with newly diagnosed GBM were reviewed (n = 306) and classified as patients with (Group 1) and without (Group 2) seizures at onset. Group 2 was split into patients with seizures during follow-up (Group 2A) and patients who never had seizures (Group 2B). The anatomical location of GBM was identified and compared by voxel-based lesion symptom mapping (discovery set)...
November 8, 2017: European Journal of Neurology: the Official Journal of the European Federation of Neurological Societies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29079342/the-neural-correlates-of-visual-imagery-vividness-an-fmri-study-and-literature-review
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Jon Fulford, Fraser Milton, David Salas, Alicia Smith, Amber Simler, Crawford Winlove, Adam Zeman
Using the Vividness of Visual Imagery Questionnaire we selected 14 high-scoring and 15 low-scoring healthy participants from an initial sample of 111 undergraduates. The two groups were matched on measures of age, IQ, memory and mood but differed significantly in imagery vividness. We used fMRI to examine brain activation while participants looked at, or later imagined, famous faces and famous buildings. Group comparison revealed that the low-vividness group activated a more widespread set of brain regions while visualising than the high-vividness group...
October 3, 2017: Cortex; a Journal Devoted to the Study of the Nervous System and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29065805/acute-white-matter-abnormalities-in-sports-related-concussion-a-diffusion-tensor-imaging-study-from-the-ncaa-dod-care-consortium
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Sourajit Mitra Mustafi, Jaroslaw Harezlak, Kevin M Koch, Andrew S Nencka, Timothy Meier, John D West, Christopher C Giza, John DiFiori, Kevin K Guskiewicz, Jason Mihalik, Stephen M LaConte, Stefan M Duma, Steven P Broglio, Andrew J Saykin, Michael McCrea, Thomas McAllister, Yu-Chien Wu
Sport-related concussion (SRC) is an important public health issue. While standardized assessment tools are useful in the clinical management of acute concussion, the underlying pathophysiology of SRC and the time course of physiological recovery after injury remain unclear. In this study, we used diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) to detect white-matter alterations in football players within 48 hours after SRC. As part of the NCAA-DoD CARE Consortium study of SRC, 30 American football players diagnosed with acute concussion, and 28 matched controls received clinical assessments and underwent advanced MRI scans...
October 25, 2017: Journal of Neurotrauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29061698/the-right-temporoparietal-junction-supports-speech-tracking-during-selective-listening-evidence-from-concurrent-eeg-fmri
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Sebastian Puschmann, Simon Steinkamp, Imke Gillich, Bojana Mirkovic, Stefan Debener, Christiane M Thiel
Listening selectively to one out of several competing speakers in a "cocktail party" situation is a highly demanding task. It relies on a widespread cortical network, including auditory sensory but also frontal and parietal brain regions involved in controlling auditory attention. Previous work has shown that, during selective listening, ongoing neural activity in auditory sensory areas is dominated by the attended speech stream, whereas competing input is suppressed. The relationship between these attentional modulations in the sensory tracking of the attended speech stream and frontoparietal activity during selective listening is however not understood...
October 23, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29060607/resting-state-brain-correlates-of-cardiovascular-complexity
#18
G Valenza, A Duggento, L Passamonti, S Diciotti, C Tessa, N Toschi, R Barbieri
While estimates of complex heartbeat dynamics have provided effective prognostic and diagnostic markers for a wide range of pathologies, brain correlates of complex cardiac measures in general and of complex sympatho-vagal dynamics in particular are still unknown. In this study we combine resting state functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI) and physiological signal acquisition from 34 healthy subjects selected from the Human Connectome Project (HCP) repository with inhomogeneous point-process approximate and sample heartbeat entropy measures (ipApEn and ipSampEn) to investigate brain areas involved in complex cardiovascular control...
July 2017: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29053832/reward-deficits-in-behavioural-variant-frontotemporal-dementia-include-insensitivity-to-negative-stimuli
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David C Perry, Samir Datta, Virginia E Sturm, Kristie A Wood, Jessica Zakrzewski, William W Seeley, Bruce L Miller, Joel H Kramer, Howard J Rosen
During reward processing individuals weigh positive and negative features of a stimulus to determine whether they will pursue or avoid it. Though patients with behavioural variant frontotemporal dementia display changes in their pursuit of rewards, such as food, alcohol, money, and sex, the basis for these shifts is not clearly established. In particular, it is unknown whether patients' behaviour results from excessive focus on rewards, insensitivity to punishment, or to dysfunction in a particular stage of reward processing, such as anticipation, consumption, or action selection...
October 7, 2017: Brain: a Journal of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29045559/segregated-excitatory-inhibitory-recurrent-subnetworks-in-layer-5-of-the-rat-frontal-cortex
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Mieko Morishima, Kenta Kobayashi, Shigeki Kato, Kazuto Kobayashi, Yasuo Kawaguchi
A prominent feature of neocortical pyramidal cells (PCs) is their numerous projections to diverse brain areas. In layer 5 (L5) of the rat frontal cortex, there are 2 major subtypes of PCs that differ in their long-range axonal projections, corticopontine (CPn) cells and crossed corticostriatal (CCS) cells. The outputs of these L5 PCs can be regulated by feedback inhibition from neighboring cortical GABAergic cells. Two major subtypes of GABAergic cells are parvalbumin (PV)-positive and somatostatin (SOM)-positive cells...
December 1, 2017: Cerebral Cortex
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